BIG-TIME harness racing action is at Penrith Paceway over the next month with racing fans treated to many action-packed Thursday night meetings.
There is racing tonight, Thursday, with the first race 6.17pm.
Penrith Paceway is the heart of the harness racing fraternity in Sydney’s west.
Penrith Paceway chief executive Lorraine Pozza said there were always good crowds for the meetings.
‘‘There is no racing next Thursday, March 21, as it one of the few times we don’t race on Thursday throughout the year,’’ Pozza said.
The next meeting after tonight is on Thursday, March 28.
‘‘This will be our traditional Easter meeting when there are a lot of activities and things to do for families,’’ Pozza said.
Activities will include face painting, the jumping castle, a visit from the Easter Bunny and top-class harness racing.
‘‘Entry to our Thursday night racing as always is free,’’ Pozza said.
She said that one of the club’s biggest meetings of the year was the annual Renshaw Cup meeting on Thursday, April 18.
This race is named in honour of Dr Maurice Renshaw who was president of Penrith Harness Racing Club for more than two decades.
Dr Renshaw and his family were instrumental in obtaining the harness racing licence for Penrith back in 1964.
This year’s event is the 45th running of the Renshaw Cup.
The race is held over the 2525 metre distance.